Friday, August 5, 2011

Love Seat Make-Over

It's been a super crazy week here at Willow Cottage.  Lots of changes here and lots of fun too.  I brought my loveseat home this week.  I am so excited to have this project finished.  Click here if you want to read more about this project. Here are a few pictures of the transformation.

I loved taking this class. It was stressful because I was so worried about whether I would get the love seat put together before the end of class. I worked on the cushions at home and did as much homework as possible. In the end, I did finish on time and I am was so happy. {Note, the women that I took the class with suggested that a large project like this normally takes about two or three semesters to complete. I guess I had beginners luck.}

Cost Effectiveness of Re-Upholstery
  • Class - $90.00
  • Fabric - $ 45.00 for 15 yards...I needed 10 yards for loveseat...I have 5 yards to play with yet.
  • New Foam and Supplies - $40.00
Total Cost of Re-do: $160.00
Comparing that to a new love seat for $900.00 I am thrilled with the results.  :-) 

So now that the love seat is home, I get to start on a new project. :-) Next project on the list is the library/guest room/music room. It's a rather busy room and everything needs to work together.

My work list includes:
  • Paint the wall when kids go back to school.
  • Find a rug.
  • Figure out a new furniture layout.
  • Decorate:
    • Picture for the wall
    • Americana decor 
    • Sheet music and instruments organized, functional and pretty
    • Go house shopping for pillows, throw, lamp(s), and family photos.
I'm going to leave you with the before and after picture for now.  Stay tuned for the room re-do.


After:  It's already looking better.  Joel brought the coffee and end table up from the basement that was left over from the pre-children phase of our life.  I am pretty pleased with how things are looking so far.  Can't wait to finish the room so I can show you the rest of it.  :-)

I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage and Bunny Hop Wednesday at Bunny Jean Decor and More.


  1. Maybe that is what I need to do, take a class. I have two pieces that I am afraid to start on. Looks like it turned out great.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

  2. VERY nice make over! You are right, the numbers for a repurchase of a sofa vs a class and DIY can't be beat! (AND you have all the knowledge from class to continue to do projects like this)

    Nice job :D

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

    ~Suzanne in IL

  3. I came back to say thanks for joining up with mu party.

    I also started following you... took my awhile to find it, but I did ;)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

  4. Incredible! You must be so proud of yourself. It looks totally professional and goes great with the white tables. Been staring at my love seat foe awhile wondering if I have the guts to try reupholstering it. Thanks for giving me the courage!